Castle Rock Farms

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersOsseo, WI
ProductsCheese, ice cream, fluid milk
Websitewww.castlerockfarms.net
Market AreaIL, WI, MN, IA
Total Score1395

They write: “When you choose Castle Rock Organic Farm products you are supporting a Wisconsin, sustainable, organic farm. We practice stewardship of land, body and soul. We believe in nurturing our future generations through quality and craftsmanship of every product we create. Our exceptional product quality begins with cows that lead relaxing lives, grazing on green pastures. It is the superior milk that harvests our premium Wisconsin organic dairy products.”

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1395
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure90Farmer-owned LCC
Milk Supply8575% sourced from own farm (and the rest is from two other independant producers)
Organic Production100Brand only markets organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification100Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed80Well exceeds USDA % intake requirements
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture85Excellent pasture compliance with an average of 1 cow per acre during the grazing season
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate100Very low cull and death rate
Replacements100Closed herd
Calves75Calves removed from mother shortly after birth
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotics (calves are organic since birth)
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support90Visits other farms regularly and lives on premises of main farm
Procurement of Ingredients100No outside ingredients used
Extra Credit0None